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Oil to be transported to EU countries bypassing Druzhba
Actions of protest against benefits’ annulment to be continued in the Nyalalezhnastsy Square
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov has signed a statement to build a second leg of the Baltic Pipeline System (BPS), which would allow doing without transit via Belarus and Poland, the Russian government`s press service said Monday.
Alyaksei Yanukevich also penalized
Actions of protest is to be conducted by the youth initiative “ Novy Shlyakh” (New Why) 23 May, the day of consideration of the bill on reduction of the benefits by “the house of representatives” of the National Assembly.
Igar Rinkevich: Kazulin may be released
The sentence on the administrative case of deputy chairman of the BNF Party Alyaksei Yanukevich has been declared.
Machine Operators of Collective Farms Go on Strike
As former lawyer of the political prisoner Alyaksandr Kazulin was informed at the Supreme Court,despite of the 19 May expiry date of giving reply to the supervised claim of the lawyers on the criminal case none of the deputy chairmen of the court signed the reply on 21 May.
Kazulin sister’s flat robbed
Machine operators of a rural cooperative “Varanyany” of Astravets district Hrodna region have announced a strike and refused to work in a field. As workers told to the Charter’97 press-center, the protest has been caused by illegal dismissals, non-payment of bonuses and diminishing salaries, carried out by the current management of “Varanyany”.
Valyantsina Palevikova Fined
15 May in the afternoon the flat of the former presidential candidate, political prisoner Alyksandr Kazulin’s sister was robbed. Her husband and daughter also live in this flat. The flat was robbed when all the family members were at work. The robbery was committed very quietly. The robbers wore gloves. The notebook, cash and jewelery were stolen. The situation was commented to the press- service of Alyksandr Kazulin by his sister Alena.
Participants of protest action against benefits’ annulment released
Today a verdict to one of the applicants for holding a protest rally “Charnobylski Shlyakh-2007”, an activist of the United Civil party Valyantsina Palevikova, was announced at noon. As the human rights center Viasna, after studying the materials judge Ludmila Savastyan sentenced her to a fine of 750,000 rubles for violating Article 23 of Administrative Code (violation of public order during mass rallies).
Alyaksandr Milinkevich has become leader of “For Freedom!” movement (Photo)
Two actions of protest against student benefits’ annulment were taken in Minsk 20 May. Within the first action students and representatives of the youth NGOs made an attempt to gather in the Park of Peoples’ Friendship near the Bangalor Square at 5 p.m.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrived to Minsk
Alyaksandr Milinkevich has been elected the leader of the public organization “For Freedom!” at a statutory meeting of the organization in Hrodna. Despite of the attempts of law-enforcers to interfere with the meeting, delegates managed to carry out the procedures necessary for registration of the organization – approved the Statute, elected the chairman and governing bodies. About 100 public leaders and political activists from all over Belarus have been present at the meeting.
In Minsk Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will discuss a number of “topical issues of bilateral cooperation” with Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The Iranian leader has arrived to Belarus on a two-day visit. Summing up the results of the visit, as Belarusian official sources inform, a number of trade agreements is to be signed.